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PostSubject: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:43 pm

A couple of weeks ago Marco spotted some custom figures he wanted on Ebay but , unfortunately , the seller would not ship outside the states . Marco contacted me and kindly asked me to purchase them for him so I did Very Happy

The collection is quite unique and very large - turns out there are 70 + figures jawdrop The artistic style is definitely cool and very creative - the customizer truly made the figures his own :clap:

I asked the seller a little history on them and it turned out that he had actually made them all in the early 90's himself . I have asked him to drop in and join as a member here at TIG - hopefully he will pay us a visit soon What a Face


There are so many figures that it will take me several days to get them all posted as I want to try and show each one in its full glory Very Happy


Todays entry will be ...



THE PILOTS




Aril Nunb (Sullustan Female)








Cesi Eirriss  (Twi'lek Female)







Luke Skywalker







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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:54 pm

THE PILOTS (Part 2)


Biggs Darklighter







Wedge Antilles








Corran Horn







Tycho Celchu





Mon Calamari Soldier






Maybe the wrong category for this one thinking

I also forgot that his helmet is removable as well What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:16 am

cheers I love them. Great pilots lineup. They're all totally unique, full of character and rough and ready to go - almost like a bootleg style. With nice little details and touches too. Like the kit bags a well. Kudos to the creator of these, I really hope he joins up so can tell us more about the ideas and processes behind them.

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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:15 am

That's a nice lot of customs. :clap: 70+ figures. WOW

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of them. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:41 am

Glad you like them so far guys but there is so much more yet to come What a Face

I spoke with the guy again (his name is Jim) and he seems keen to join up and participate cheers
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:59 pm

When I saw these custom figures on ebay I instantly fell in love with them. The artistic look, the roughness, the used paint, everything matched.

Unfortunately, the seller didn't ship outside the US, and could not even be contacted via ebay mail.
So I asked James to hit the BINs for me. But he didn't.

Instead he choose the second option of placing bids. This way he won all the figures which I wanted thereby saving me a lot of cash, as the ending price was mostly lower than the BIN price. James did so by placing the bids manually often at the last moment, with no sniper software involved, and we are talking 70 figures! What a dedication!

I want to publicly thank you, James.
You are a true gentleman and friend, and I owe you.
I have already posted a thank you video past weekend, so I have to come up with something else this time. Very Happy

Fantastic that you started this thread. The figures look even better than in the ebay auctions. Looking forward to all the other great figures, but just take your time, nobody is in a hurry.

Would indeed be great when the creator (Jim) will chime in and tell us something more about the background of these figures.

Take care
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:09 pm

Thank you Marco but you know I was more than happy to do it for you cheers

Friends never need to "owe" each other and friends never expect favors to be returned - we take care of each other here at TIG because we are like family Cool

Like you , I fell in love with the customs from just the pics on ebay and also felt that they really needed to remain together as one collection .

I nearly succeeded but was outbid on 1 figure : Ephant Mon


I also missed out on this one because someone bought it before either Marco or I had seen it : Princess Leia Endor Celebration



There were a few others I didn't "go for" but someone else bought them I believe :

Aunt Beru


General Rieekan


Noghri


Ghent



other then the previous few figures Marco was able to keep most of this cool collection together What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:16 pm

Very cool figures guys, looking foreward to seeing the rest cheers
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:03 pm

All very cool customs!  cheers

But I don't know what it is about that whacky Ephant Mon... its just a wonderful bizzare custom!


BUT... all are very cool and unique! 
Finding and having a style that stands out is something that anyone who customizes should strive for. Very cool and wow! Kudos to James for the big assist and Marco... nice additions to your collection!


Can't wait to see them all!


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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:10 pm

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All very cool customs!  cheers

But I don't know what it is about that whacky Ephant Mon... its just a wonderful bizzare custom!


BUT... all are very cool and unique! 
Finding and having a style that stands out is something that anyone who customizes should strive for. Very cool and wow! Kudos to James for the big assist and Marco... nice additions to your collection!


Can't wait to see them all!


cheers!
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wait until you see the rest of the Cantina Alien crew - there is about 20 different ones What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:06 pm

Man I am glad now I didnt bid on any of these. I saw them up on ebay and almost went for a few because they are so cool. I am glad you were able to get most of them together Marco. And what can one say about James that hasnt been said already... He is such a standup guy to have around. These are great to see.

I used to do some customizing and have a ton stored up in my attic. One day I will try to dig them out. Mine are no where near as good as some of the ones I have seen around here, but I had a strict rule when making mine that they had to be made of either all vintage parts or vintage and sculpey with no newer stuff. They also had to retain their articulation so that the arms and legs could move. I did break my rules for a few but mostly stuck to that. After I began working more and more my time became more limited (like everyone) so they eventually got packed away and I havent even looked at them since probably around 2005 or so. These threads are making me want to get back into it.

By the way did you also win the Bar Kooda? I believe the same seller had made one of him and that is one figure I wished that I had tried, but couldnt figure out the porportions.

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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:36 pm

Wow Bryan - I didn't know you did customs too cheers

Dig those bad boys out and get to taking some pics   indy

I can't believe you haven't showed us already popcorn

Yes - we also won the Bar Kooda What a Face  Unfortunately it was 1 of 3 or 4 figures that arrived with some slight damage . The seller packed them very well but a few were just so fragile that it was bound to happen Crying or Very sad

Luckily I know a guy that does customs that will fix them quite easily :cool laugh:

He will probably be one of the last figures I photograph so I will have time to fix it ...


Here are a few more of the figures that are part of Marco's collection now :


EWOKS and MYNOCK























Stay tuned , I'll get more posted tomorrow :run2:


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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:03 am

Holy crap Batman that's a lot of customs and way cool to say the least. I hope he does join it makes you wonder what else he has that he didn't sell.
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:45 pm

SANDTROOPER / DESERT PROBE DROID / IMPERIAL INTEROGATION DROID






DESERT PROBE DROID








SANDTROOPER







IMPERIAL INTEROGATION DROID





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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:11 am

Cool Sandtrooper!
The Princess Leia Endor Ceebration a few posts back is also cool Cool

The Ephant Mon figure looks like it's made from clay, then been glazed and kiln-fired. As do some of his other figures thinking

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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:54 pm

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The Ephant Mon figure looks like it's made from clay, then been glazed and kiln-fired. As do some of his other figures thinking

I'm not sure what kind of clay he used but it does seem to be pretty soft - definitely not milliput or any other 2 part epoxy type clays like most of us here use :scratch:
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:13 pm

THE REBELS VS. TARKIN





Uncle Owen





Luke Skywalker (Moisture Farmer)








Luke Skywalker (Yavin Ceremony)








Biggs Darklighter (Deleted Scene)





Mon Mothma





General Dodonna








Grand Moff Tarkin






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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:37 am

THE LADIES




Oola








Princess Leia (Slave Outfit)








Princess Leia (Yavin Ceremony)








Yarna d'al' Gargan








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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:14 pm

JABBA'S MINIONS






J'Quille (Male Whiphid)











Velken Tezeri








Doda Bodonawieedo (Male Rodian)








R2-D2 with Drink Serving Tray








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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:12 pm

Great figures, James.

Thanks for sharing them , here! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:15 pm

Nice!!!

I see a little Leia Bespin head lovin gong on! :cool laugh:

cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:23 pm

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Great figures, James.

Thanks for sharing them , here! Very Happy


no , no , no Wink

They are your great figures Marco cheers

Thank You for allowing me to share them on your behalf :clap: bow :clap:
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:30 pm

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no , no , no Wink

They are your great figures Marco cheers

Thank You for allowing me to share them on your behalf :clap: bow :clap:

lol!


Hmmm let's rephrase: Thank you James, for taking the time making these pictures, and sharing them with us.
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:58 pm

These figures are great James, thanks for sharing them with us :clap:
I can see why you wanted to pick these figures up Marco, they look like a lot of thought, time and effort went into designing them. With cool looking accessories Cool
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PostSubject: Re: UNIQUE CUSTOM COLLECTION (for Marco)   Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:02 pm

Marco, You got a great bunch of custom figures. cheers

James, you are doing a fantastic job of photographing them. cheers
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