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  1. Nice! I wish they incorporated these into the line rather than Sunman.
  2. I got this husk super cheap as I just needed the doors. Initially I was just going to paint it up as a crashed gunship diorama piece, but then I got a mini airbrush and decided to test it out. I used a mushroom tray for the floor, cargo doors and wing panels. The door activation button was snapped off, so I replaced it with a flat topped gun that works perfectly. I scratch built the canopy from a piece of ABS sheet that I heated with a blowtorch to bend and fit, added catches, then dressed with crap from my bits box and some more mushroom tray. I used oil drums from Marauder gunrunners to replace the large guns. The chin and tail guns were 3d printed. I repainted a TFA Speeder as an accompanying vehicle. I took it apart and added hooks that attach it to the side door of the gunship. The decal are from bad mother tattoos on eBay. The rest was sprayed with various aerosols. I used Tamiya clear red for the screen. There's a 3 man crew of pirates/ bounty hunters to go with it - a Trandoshan, an IG droid and a Cephalapoidian. I'm really happy with my first project with the mini airbrush. I totally recommend them.
  3. I realised buying a Clone Wars command Gunship these days really wasn't good idea when for some reason Crumb Bombers in England can be had pretty cheap. I got a 90% complete one that was yellowed on one side (must have been on a window shelf) and decided to paint it. It took it all apart, scrubbed it in the shower and sprayed it. I masked up and sprayed the grey parts and hand painted the turquoise parts. I added the scorch marks with an airbrush. I got replacement stickers from eBay and the decals from Bad Mother Tattoos. He was super cool and made up the droid kill markings at my request. The Gatling guns were from yavin.34k on eBay. The hardest part was masking the cockpit glass. It was only after spraying it that I realised it has blue tinted glass. That's pretty sweet, if you ask me. Anyway, super happy with the results.
  4. The shipping killed it for me. $90 for a single figure? Yeah, nah. Might get one through bbts now.
  5. Thanks dudes. I couldn't upload all the pics because some were too big, but you can see them on my FB page IDH custom toys.
  6. TIE Striders are seige mechs dropped from Imperial gunships to bring swift victories in fortified infantry campaigns. With a full running speed of 60mph, coupled with a short range jump/ boost ability, the Striders can jump high blockades and destroy anything within. The weapon shield can be fitted with any configuration of armament, from flame throwers to proton torpedo launchers. The Storm Wraith pilots are physically and mentally augmented troopers. They can control the mechs remotely via brain chips, and their cloaking armour allows them to eliminate high value targets with minimal effort. Made this from a broken Halo Mantis Mech and a TIE striker body I got from eBay for £1.50. I cut out the body mount and screwed/ glued/ moulded it in place so the joint is bomb proof. Tinted the screen red, and screwed the lower fuselage section to the right arm to act as a shield/ heavy weapons arms. I kept the NERF firer because I like that kind of thing
  7. Had an idea to make a glider for Peely. I originally just wanted him to surf on a rocket powered banana, but couldn't find anything that looked right in my bits box. I did find a smashed F.A.N.G. though! The banana is just a piece of fake fruit from ebay. I cut out sections, dremel led off large chunks of the fang, took the seat out, and drilled a few holes to allow multiple back blings to be plugged in. I sprayed it with white plastic primer, painted it with a yellow mix, then washed it with contrast paint. I detailed it with a slight brown overspray. The final detail was the nana nana sticker from one of the vending machines. I drilled a last hole in the cockpit to plug the harvesting tool in so that it doubles as a throttle.
  8. Had this idea in my head for a while, but finding a spare Skull trooper in England these days was harder than anticipated. It's just Peely with his lower arms and legs swapped out with Skull trooper's, then sprayed black. I copied and hand painted the glyphs from Kevin the Cube, then painted them and his eyes with gloss sealer. Back Bling is Lil' Kev. Rocket launcher is from the Supply crate.
  9. Demmon w/ MS9 - original charactersI designed. I really like the style of the MTF legs, and Cyborg Star Wars characters. I thinned down the nub of the waist peg and drilled a hole in the SBD and sculpted them both in place. Head is a Durge cast, fitted the same way. The gun is from Morrof, with a gundam part glued to the end for better detail. The mouse droid has been filled with putty to add weight and help it roll better. Gun is from the bits box.
  10. I always loved the character, but his only released figure was absolute garbage. I was lucky enough to get one with an arm missing for $5. The listing didn't include the light sabre, but when it arrived, it was in the package, which was great. The parts popped off pretty easily. I cut down the Sith Trooper's neck and used the barbell. The head didn't need modification, so just a hole dremelled in the ST's neck got the head to fit perfectly. The loincloth was a bit more tricky. I hade to dremel out the inside of the waist section until a tiny lip remained, then used the disc attachment to grind a channel around the waist. I popped the upped torso off, heated the belt and prised it into place. Lastly, I swapped out the hands for some MTF versions. Very happy with the result. It's totally updated, without losing the vibe of the original.
  11. My latest custom. Faker is my favourite character, and this is the 15th Faker custom I have made. I added a metal rod into the sword to stop warping. The concept is by my good friend Brad Beck, with parts commissioned from Barbarossa customs. Painted with Citadel paints.
  12. Made from scratch. Took me three months, but it was fun to make. I split it into three sections - vintage style, Filmation style throne room, and Slime pit box art. Also made a few customs to tie in with it, with more to follow. Full TNI thread - http://forums.toynewsi.com/topic/2098238-motuc-fright-zone/ See all the wip pics from start to finish here - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1074062775937994.1073741849.252524888091791&type=3
  13. Termineyetor - I wanted to make a robot guy, but ended up with this. He's a mech suit to transport the eyeball, much like Optikk. Head and armour are from Optikk, torso and arms from Blast attak, Legs from Multi bot, claw from the weapons pak, scissors from Cy-Chop. Really pleased with the final result here, he's fully playable.
  14. Thanks for the front page! More pics on my FB page - IDH custom toys ;-)
  15. Emperor Jitsu This was one intesive build! I harvested parts from the staction and grafted them onto an MotUC buck. I retained all but the ankle articulation. The armour is free sculpted over some palace guard armor. Very happy with this one!
  16. Power of Grayskull He-Man. When all hope seems lost, even for He-Man, he calls upon the very spirit of his ancestors combining the power of every He-Man throughout the centuries! Made with a cast Hellboy fist and scratchbuilt shield from MasterEnglish customs, and cast boots, left hand, sword and armour from karakNul's customs.
  17. Emerald Tiger I made this guy as part of my Ninja wars MotUC saga. The head is from Count Marzo with the hair sculpted on, body is Daw-o-tor with parts from a PotC figure, legs from Zodac, boots from Snakeface, a cast Fisto hand, left hand from Bow, a test shot Ninjor sword, and a repainted Horde imp.
  18. I always loved the game Silent Hill, and thought this would be a great crossover custom. The head is scratchbuild from ABS plastic, painted and weathered. It's mounted on a regular MotUC head so pops on and off like regular heads. The Great knife was made in the same way as the head, with some extra parts sculpted on. The leg extensions have a metal bar drilled into the calves for stability and durability, then sculpted over. The overall height is 9" Red Pyramid
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