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By mousedroidhoojib
#113235
Here is a Tintinna (Tin Tin Dwarf) for my entry into Yakfinities 43. Squeak is a Tintinna who is mentioned in the Radio Drama and who may or may not have been in the Holiday Special. Given the lack of reference pictures, I had to elaborate on the full body and costume:

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Recipe:

* AustWide Toys Destroyer Series Zombie (for the chest)
* AustWide Toys Destroyer Series Demon (for the tail, upper arms and legs)
* Big W Creature World Bear (for the head)
* OTC Feltipern Trevagg (for the forearms and hands)
* Legacy Collection Princess Leia (for the Force Pike and glass)
* Dragonball Evolution Bulma (for the guns)
* some modelling clay
* some material
* some paint (Citadel "Scorched Brown", "Bestial Brown", "Kommando Khaki", "Chaos Black", "Mithril Silver")

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I probably should have added a bit of bulk to the cheeks and opened the mouth to closer match the scant few reference pictures that I could find, but given the incredibly small possibility that Hasbro will ever visit the species, it isn't like there will be an official figure to compare this particular one to.

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Never stand in the way of a Tintinna and their drink.

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By mousedroidhoojib
#113260
For my third 12" scale figure, I thought that I would try my second Batgirl, this time Betty Kane, the Bat-Girl from the early Silver Age:

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Recipe:

* Hayden Liv Doll
* Barbie Fashionista head and heels
* some modelling clay (to bulk up the chest a little)
* some foam (for the mask)
* some material
* some paint (Citadel "Elf Flesh", "Skull White", "Chaos Black", "Ultramarines Blue", "Red Gore")

As with the Stephanie Brown Batgirl that I did previously, there were certainly occasions where I asked myself why I was subjecting myself to the pain of putting the costume together. "But it is a simple costume", I hear you say. Indeed it is, but making 1:6 scale stockings (which probably aren't even noticable in these pictures) is a right pain in the proverbial - the stockings ended up taking about twice as long to complete as making the rest of the outfit and doing a minor repaint on the face put together! Still, I'm glad that the finished product came out as nicely as it did. I wonder whether I should keep going and make all of the other Batgirls?

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Batman may be "The (K)Night", but Bat-Girl may well be "The Christmas Eve".

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By mousedroidhoojib
#113706
Io Nahex is a small-time smuggler in the period shortly after the rise of The Empire. Abandoned as a child and taken in by a group of pirates on Boonta, Io suffered through having her face scarred in a fight to prove her worth, losing her right eye and exposing her jaw and teeth through a sliced cheek. As an adult, the jade skinned Io obtained a Corellian freighter and took to illegally running cargo through the "Rampa Rapids" to earn her way. While on the run from The Empire's shock troops, Io met with a Rebel resistance cell where she now yearns to make a difference in the fight against Emperor Palpatine's tyrannical reign.

Recipe:

* Dragonball Evolution Bulma (modified, for the entire body sans head)
* Slayer Design Studio head
* GI Joe: ROC Snake Eyes (for the guns)
* Pirates Of The Caribbean Angelica (for the hat)
* some modelling clay
* some material
* some beads
* some paint (Citadel "Goblin Green", "Skull White", "Chaos Black", "Burnished Gold", "Mithril Silver"

I wasn't quite sure where I was going to go with this figure until I actually got there. With the head missing a part of the cheek ala the DC Comics character Jonah Hex, the only thing that I really knew when starting was that the costume should probably be something akin to the comic version of that character but with more feminine attributes. The maroon coat was a late addition to the costume and I think really gives the rest of the outfit better definition.

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Io Nahex is ready to join the Rebel Alliance in the fight against The Empire.

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By JediMerc
#113754
The Tintinna looks flippin' awesome! I love when a great concept results in a great-looking fig. Excellent job here, as well as on all of your soft goods!
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By mousedroidhoojib
#114129
Thank-you, JediMerc.

In the early days of The Empire, Emperor Palpatine ensured that all of his shock troops were trained and ready for combat in any situation on any world under his jurisdiction. One group of these troops specialised in "urban jungle" warfare, wearing camouflage that would hide their presence in a metropolitan landscape.

Recipe:

* POTF2 Stormtrooper (for the chest, groin and upper arms)
* ROTS Clone Trooper (for the forearms and legs)
* Vintage Collection Sandtrooper (for the head)
* Clone Wars Captain Rex (for the viewfinder)
* GI Joe ROC Zartan (for half of the backpack)
* POTF2 Ponda Baba (for the gun)
* some modelling clay
* some paint (Citadel "Space Wolves Gray", "Codex Gray", "Ice Blue", "Chaos Black", "Golden Yellow")

This wasn't something that I went out of my way to make given clones really aren't my "thing", but given a glut of trooper based fodder, I thought that I would throw it together and see if I could do a passable job of painting camouflage on it. Given that it only took about an hour to put together from start to finish, I think that it came out okay.

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By hyperdrive
#114135
from one soft goods guy to another, great job. I can appreciate how much work goes into every one of your creations. That imperial agent in the bluish suit is impressive. Have you gone blind yet? Your work is enjoyed by my three boys as well. Really outstanding
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By mousedroidhoojib
#114236
In a more civilised age, "before the dark times, before The Empire", young Togruta women would present themselves as debutantes to show their coming of age. One such one young woman was Kuraska Taasys, the niece of the governor of Shili. In her finest clothes, Kuraska greets potential suitors in the customary Togrutan fashion of not wearing shoes, so as to maintain her spiritual connection to the land.

Recipe:

* Liv Doll Alexis
* some modelling clay
* some wire
* some material
* some paint (Citadel "Skull White", "Red Gore", "Space Wolves Grey", "Ultramarines Blue", "Mithril Silver")

While I think that the heads on the Liv Doll range aren't really suitable for use for "normal" 12" figures given their slightly oversized nature, they work perfectly here for a more alien look, particularly with the expression found in the eyes. Although I am happy with how the lekku and montrals came out for the most part, the ridge on the forehead between where the regular head ends and the clay begins is a little too pronounced. It doesn't detract overly from the look of the character, but it could probably be better. I was originally aiming for a 19th century almost steampunk look to the costume, but somewhere along the way ventured off course in exposing a little bit of skin but still maintaining some class.

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By mousedroidhoojib
#114699
Thank-you, YAK_Chewie.

Throughout the 1980s, DC Comics re-used the names of a number of their Golden Age characters and repurposed them into more mature characters. One of these characters, Vigilante, was changed from his 1940's cowboy style incarnation to the vengeance seeking, increasingly amoral Adrian Chase, the subject of this particular custom:

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Recipe:

* Marvel Universe Union Jack (modified, for the head)
* GI Joe ROC Snake Eyes (modified, for the entire body sans head)
* some modelling clay
* some material
* some household plastic
* some paint (Citadel "Chaos Black", "Skull White", "Bleached Bone", "Ultramarines Blue", "Blood Red")

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The Vigilante seeks justice and is not afraid to resort to violence to achieve it.

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By mousedroidhoojib
#114888
As seen in a few first season episodes of The Clone Wars TV show, here is Peg Leg Piit, a Weequay member of Hondo Ohnaka's pirate gang based on Florrum:

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Recipe:

* Clone Wars Anakin Skywalker (Naboo Star Skiff pilot) (modified, for the body sans head and right lower leg)
* Marvel Universe House Of M Spider-Man (modified, for the base of the head)
* Legacy Collection Princess Leia (Jabba's Slave) (for the side braids)
* Clone Wars Padme Amidala (Adventure Gear) (for the back braids)
* some modelling clay
* some household plastic
* some material
* some paint (Citadel "Grave Yard Earth", "Kommando Khaki", "Red Gore", "Liche Purple", "Mithril Silver", "Skull White", "Chaos Black", "Codex Gray", "Ice Blue", "Goblin Green", "Goldin Yellow")

Once more turning male fodder into a female custom, this figure is the closest I have come yet to sculpting humanoid-like facial features. While I have a long way to go before I can realistically sculpt a Hollywood beauty, I think the Weequay face turned out okay when sculpted on top of Spider-Man's noggin.

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Don't think that just because she is missing a leg that Peg Leg Piit is not a sure shot with a blaster:

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By mousedroidhoojib
#115104
Thanks, drod26.

Here is Captain Jean-Luc Picard in his Star Trek: Generations era duty uniform:

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Recipe:

* DragonBall Evolution Goku (modified, for the entire body sans head)
* SlayerDesignStudio head
* some material
* some paint (Citadel "Elf Flesh", "Space Wolves Grey", "Skull White", "Chaos Black", "Burnished Gold", "Mithril Silver")

This is a pretty simple figure that has me torn - I am really happy with how the head has came out (it is a spectacular sculpt so it really wasn't hard to get the painted likeness right), but something seems a little off with how the costume falls, particularly around the hips and thighs when viewed front-on. The red on the shirt perhaps sits a little too low and I'm not sure that the comm-badge looks as nice painted onto the material as it may have if I sculpted something and glued it instead - I may have to revisit this in the near future.

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"Warp one - Engage!"

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