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CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 10.23.17

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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 09.26.17

Postby YAK_Chewie » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:55 pm

Time for a long overdue update... much more is coming soon... as in a TON!


Rebel or Resistance Techs - The TBS 3.75" Rose figure is so great, even a customizing novice should find this figure fun for all kinds of simple custom projects.

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heads - Juno Eclipse, Starkiller Hero
helmets - Scramble on Yavin Rebel Tech
body/arms/legs - TBS Rose
accessories - fodder bin



Bodhi Rook - I know this ain't film accurate, but it works for me.

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head - Rogue One Bodhi
torso - Legacy Imperial Tech
arms - Legacy Dresselian Commando
hands - fodder bin
legs - TVC Endor Rebel
feet - fodder bin



Imperial Prisoners - For The Enloe Trials Photonovel series

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Duros Prisoner
head - POTJ Ellor Madak
biceps - fodder bin
forearms - Legacy Willrow Hood
hands - fodder bin
legs - TVC Endor Rebel
feet - TVC Endor Rebel

Human Prisoner
head - wrestling figure
torso - Indiana Jones figure
forearms - Indiana Jones figure
legs - Legagy Willrow Hood



Imperial Freeco Speeder - For Yakfinities #65 - Mini Rigs

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Entire Thing - Repainted Clone Wars Freeco Speeder



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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 09.26.17

Postby Utinniii » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:56 pm

Your customs are always so unique and distinct.
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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 09.26.17

Postby GrandMoffHux14 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:20 pm

Loving it, Chewie! That speeder looks amazing.
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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 09.26.17

Postby Starchaser » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:32 am

Chewie, I totally agree with you on the Rose figure. It has a lot of potential for "army building." I like what you are doing with the buck and look forward to seeing some other iterations of this figure.
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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 09.26.17

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:04 am

Thanks guys - and I think Rose is actually the best figure from the wave, and probably my favorite (well, Luke might be my favorite because it's old man Luke finally, and he's a damn good figure other than his hands tend to fall out of the socket).

I appreciate the feedback everyone. :)

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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 09.26.17

Postby nighthawk » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:53 pm

I really like that Bodhi Rook. I wish there were a generic body like that which was already the right color. I just don't want to have to paint the entire figure.
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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 09.26.17

Postby YAK_Chewie » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks, and yeah I wish they'd just make Bodhi properly! They should release him in the TVC line.

Also, I might be taking a stab at making a somewhat large custom vehicle soon... something like this from The Force Awakens:

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I really like this design, but am not sure where to start. Anyone seen a custom of this made before? I'm not going to try and replicate it completely, just general look and feel...

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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 09.26.17

Postby Utinniii » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:28 am

I'd build it in 3 parts: Sides and middle. For the middle, I'd build 3 of the outer walls, add all the interiors before adding the last wall. I'd have the floor and the side walls made from a strong material since they will have to carry all the weight.
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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 10.23.17

Postby YAK_Chewie » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:42 pm

Thanks for the suggestions on the ship build (if I ever actually try and tackle it!).

For now, here's my biggest update in probably a few years at least... been giving up video games for a while now, and spendign more of my free time trying to relax when I can by making more customs. So, here we go:


Jedha Sniper - Opposition force to the Empire on Jedha. Will likely show up in The Enloe Trials photonovel series.

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head - Black Series Dack Raltar
torso - random Padme
coat - Rogue One Jyn Erso
arms - Legacy Dresselian Commando
hands - Stormtrooper
legs - Black Series Ponda Baba




Gabdorin Bar Bouncer - This brute keeps an eye on the drunks and those looking for trouble at a handful of drinking establishments on Jedha. Will likely show up in The Enloe Trials photonovel series.

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head - TFA Quiggold
hands - TFA Quiggold
rest - TVC Gamorrean Guard



Ithorian - One of countless Ithorians roaming from planet to planet in the galaxy. Will likely show up in The Enloe Trials photonovel series.

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head - SAGA2 Hammerhead
hood - 6" Jyn Erso
torso - POTC Myo
arms - POTC Myo/SAGA2 Hammerhead
legs SAGA 2 Hammerhead




Jedha Ground Rebel - Opposition force to the Empire on Jedha. Will likely show up in The Enloe Trials photonovel series.

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head - GI JOE figure
helmet - Death Star Trooper
torso - ROTS Ki Adi Mundi
arms - ROTS Ki Adi Mundi
hands - Rogue One Edrio Two Tubes
tunic - TVC Weequay
bandolier - Rogue One Chirrut
legs - SAGA2 Sora Bulq




Jedha Citizens - Uh... citizens of Jedha! Will likely show up in The Enloe Trials photonovel series.

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Tree Man
head - Comic Pack Groot
torso - Black Series Ree Yees
biceps - TVC Endor Commando
arms - Comic Pack Groot
tunic - Black Series Ree Yees
things - Black Series Ree Yees
legs - Comic Pack Groot

Gotal
everything - POTC Gotal



Rebel Soldiers - Independent faction troops fighting the Empire. Will likely show up in The Enloe Trials photonovel series.

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Rebel #1
head - Legacy Hoth Rebel
helmet - Endor Rebel/Imperial goggles
torso - TVC Bespin Luke
jacket - Black Series Cassian
arms - TVC Bespin Luke
hands - TVC Snaggletooth
legs - Black Series Cassian

Rebel #2
head - Rogue One Edrio Two Tubes
torso - Black Series Cassian
jacket - Black Series Finn
arms - Black Series Cassian
hands - Clone Trooper
legs - Black Series Cassian

Rebel #3
head - Thor figure
helmet - A-Wing pilot/POTJ Mechanic Chewbacca goggles
torso - Black Series Cassian
jacket - SAGA Endor Rebel
arms - Black Series Cassian
hands - Clone Trooper
legs - Black Series Cassian




Random Droids - Background droids for dioramas/etc. Will likely show up in The Enloe Trials photonovel series.

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Droid #1
everything - Some Bandai droid...?

Droid #2
everything - fodder bin parts




Gamorrean Slave Trader - Wealthy pig man who often travels to Jedha in search of cheap labor. Will likely show up in The Enloe Trials photonovel series.

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head -TVC Gamorrean Guard
hands - TVC Gamorrean Guard
rest - MOTU Classics Gwildor



Tartaaris Prisoner - Will likely show up in The Enloe Trials photonovel series.

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head - TAC Weequay drummer
torso - Black Series Ponda Baba
arms - TVC Skiff Guard
hands - fodder bin
thighs - TAC Imperial Jump Trooper
legs - Legacy Willrow Hood



Mysterious Galactic Travelers - Both just came to me going through my fodder bin, and I decided a Halloween eyeball would be fun for the head of an alien. Will likely show up in The Enloe Trials photonovel series.

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Droid Man
head - Legacy Jawa droid
torso - SAGA2 Hammerhead
arms - Rogue One Saw Gerrera
tunic - SAGA2 Hammerhead
legs - Evolutions Darth Sidious

Eyeball Alien
head - Halloween eyeball from eBay
torso - TFA Quiggold
legs - SAGA2 Hammerhead
tail - SAGA2 Bib Fortuna



And for the fun of it, the eyeball taking a close-up look at everyone's favorite pair of droids...

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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 09.26.17

Postby WhillsScholar » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:05 pm

After having spent most of this year designing a 1:18 scale U-Wing out of cardboard, I'd say go for scratch building from cardboard! :D

I'm not planning to build this vehicle, but if I were, I'd go for 1:18 scale or 1:20.

I think the Resistance Troop Transport is modular -- it comes apart in three sections. (I predict this will be revealed in TLJ.) This LEGO set appears to be the cockpit section of the Resistance Troop Transport detached.

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Furthermore, I wonder if the cockpit section and cannon section are meant to also be joined together.

So if I were designing and building this (out of cardboard), I'd start with the cockpit section. Then I'd make the cannon section. Last would be the troop transport section. I'd design the three sections to lock together into one vehicle, and optionally you would be able to join the cockpit and cannon sections together. This would certainly give it a lot of play value!

BTW, here's my 1:18 scale cardboard U-Wing. The building plans are available for download for free.

http://www.yakfaceforums.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=8274

http://imgur.com/gallery/VCxsf


YAK_Chewie wrote:Thanks, and yeah I wish they'd just make Bodhi properly! They should release him in the TVC line.

Also, I might be taking a stab at making a somewhat large custom vehicle soon... something like this from The Force Awakens:

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I really like this design, but am not sure where to start. Anyone seen a custom of this made before? I'm not going to try and replicate it completely, just general look and feel...

:wink:
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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 10.23.17

Postby DarthDaddy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:24 pm

Love them all!
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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 09.26.17

Postby Jodo » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:38 am

WhillsScholar wrote:I think the Resistance Troop Transport is modular -- it comes apart in three sections. (I predict this will be revealed in TLJ.) This LEGO set appears to be the cockpit section of the Resistance Troop Transport detached.


WOW, that is super weird!!!!!!! Good catch on that. I would have never expected that to happen, or be a re-use of the same design.

And Chewie, as always, your work is excellent. I love background, mundane, and militia, and you always deliver on all those things in the perfect way.
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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 10.23.17

Postby WhillsScholar » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:05 am

If my guess is correct (that the Resistance Troop Transport is a modular vehicle with three sections), then the other two configurations look like this:

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The cockpit section could be what the LEGO set calls the Resistance Transport Pod.

This would make a really cool toy. All three sections joined together, and you have a big vehicle that holds a lot of figures. You could join the cockpit pod and cannon section together to make a smaller ship. The cockpit pod itself could be its own vehicle. The middle section that holds the troops could also be used on its own as a Resistance camp playset. Perhaps the cannon section could be stood up along its back and used as an anti-aircraft cannon. (Or, maybe it could be attached to the middle section but with the cannons pointing skyward. This way you have a Resistance camp playset that's armed with anti-aircraft cannons.) So there's a lot of play value with this vehicle.
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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 10.23.17

Postby jaghearse » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:17 am

Wow! Yak Chewie that is some outstanding work. You have gone to town and smashed the place up with these, excellent! It has given me a joint to get on with some more, if I can just clear these cobwebs...
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Re: CHEWIE's customs - 2.0 - Updated 10.23.17

Postby Darth Vlad's Clone » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:09 pm

I though I had commented on these... but at some coercion so that you are encouraged to make more :wink: I think they are wonderful and splendid. Love them all, especially the Jedha troops and denizens. The weird and unexplained eyeball is pretty cool... something you'd see in some 80s toy line.

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