|08-23-2009, 05:38 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2007
Thought you guys would get a kick out of this, the main custom's a GI Joe, so it fits, but the others are SW figures, but I'm sure you guys would still appreciate it... Yesterday a friend of mine turned 40(actually, its technically Tuesday, but the surprise party was yesterday)... a group of his local SW friends pooled together to make him some sort of gag gift, one idea was to buy up all the Yarna figures in the area, lol.. but while that sounded funny, one idea I threw out was to make a self-custom of my friend and then maybe surround him by a bunch of Yarnas...
Diehard SW fans have been begging Hasbro for her since RotJ hit theaters, begging and begging for the six "breasted" dancer from Jabba's palace.. and finally, like 20 years later we get her.. all those fans claiming we needed her.. and what happened? just what Hasbro said would, she sat on the shelf, warming the pegs..
So, we thought it'd be funny to surround him with the fanboys "most wanted figure", a hot and sexy slave dancer, lol.. then it hit me.. while it'd be cool, "Would I really want that many of her figures?" and then I though, hey, I could customize them into other dancers, just pop on some heads here and there, paint them up.. and there ya go...
So we set out to buy them up, and then I went to work.. of course, if anyone knows me, I can't simply just pop a head on a figure, and repaint it, I go too far sometimes.. so I started popping heads, sculpting cleavage, adding legs, adding bellies, next thing I knew, I was a lil' over my head... but I had to get it done, I actually stopped working on 2 customs adn scrapped those to make sure I finished the ones that I was making, not to mention the "self custom" of my friend, so with about a week's worth of staying up to 2-4am then getting up again at 8am, I got them finished, literally, just in time for the party...
So I present to you, my Friend, Doug and his court of slave Dancers
Yarna dancer isn't a custom
GI Joe Bazooka Body, arms, upper legs
Wolverine, Weapon X knees and lower legs
John Cena shoes
Custom cast hands
Fit Finley modified head
Dr. Henery Jones glasses
The only real major mods I did here was to shave off a part of the lower legs to make them look like legs, and then sculpt on the "shorts" bottoms, also sculpted on some socks and then "shaved" Fit Finley's hair and slowly(took like a whole hour) stippled the stubble hair on.
Britney, the Gamoreean Dancer:
Custom Cast Gamorrean Guard head(2 GI Joe Scarlett pony tials turned sideways for her pigtails)
Yarna body, sanded boobs down and sculpted belly and shirt
Sculpted fur neck piece
Sculpted added fur on skirt
sculpted(hate them) feet
She wasn't that hard to do, mainly the sculpting on the fur, then at the last min I remembered about the feet, but my sculpting compound was getting hard, so it was ahrd to work with, not really happy with the feet, but I had to move on. The figure was then dyed in Rit Dye so it would retain it's color and not chip, then layer after layer of drybrushing for detail.. the drybrushing might chip or rub off over time in the joints, but the green dye should help hide it. The hair was a last min attempt to cover the horns, I'm not a specialist on Gamorreans, but I'm sure the females don't have horns, so I added it and hot glued the hair pieces into place and they turned out awesome.
Ima Trapp, the Mon Calamari Dancer:
Mon Cal head
Hands and legs cut off and fuzed to the Yarna body, then sculpted to match up
sculpted shellfish boobies w/shell from a Mon Cal shield for her top
This one started off easy, popped the head on, but then I found another mon cal figure, and he had massive lobster looking feet, so I had to attach them to the Yarna body, then the same with the arms, but then they looked silly human arms leading to lobster looking arms, so I sculpted onto the human parts to match up with the rest.. then the chest, like the others I didn't a slew of six boobied dancers, so I saw the shield, thought it'd make a sweet breast/belly plate then sculpted up the boobs to match the body and meet up with the plate.
This figure was also dyed before painting, then layers and layers of drybrushing, again, hopefully if some of the paint does come off at the joints, the dying will help hide it, here's hoping he just sets it on a shelf and doens't let the kids play with them, lol
Feeda, the Rodian Dancer:
Head and hands random Greedo figure
Body Yarna, with sculpted belly, is that a lil' rodian dancing in her belly, or one too many Bantha burgers?
This one was probably the easiest out of the custom dancers.. I basically dyed the body and then sculpted on the belly(again, to change them up a lil).. added the head and hands and then painted her up.. I did notice I forgot to paint her eyes.. so hopefully one of these days, I can fix that.
Well, that's it.. the sad thing is this is the only photo I was able to snap before heading out the door. He lives almost 2 hours away, so I didn't want to be late to his surprise party.. I'll have to see if he can take some close up pics, but if not.. oh well, they're for him, and he has them, so that's all that matters...
Like I said above(if you actually read all that, lol).. I had two other dancers planned, one Twi'lik dancer(not the hot ones you're thinking of) and one market shop chick from Mos Espa I turned into a dancer.. but I stopped working on them to make sure I finished the others.. so maybe I'll finish them off and give them to him as Xmas gifts, lol
Anyway, hope you like...
|08-23-2009, 05:43 PM||#2|
Cranky Tanky Says So
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Topeka Kansas Blah!!
thats awsome joe i just did one for my wifes friends nephew wish i would have took pics. but he wanted to be a gi joe so i took a mutt williams figure and made him into a gi joe its so fun doing these as gifts cause no one ever suspects it
custom cast heads
|08-23-2009, 05:45 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Playing Outside In B.C. Canada
Indeed quite priceless !!!
|08-23-2009, 05:45 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2007
I originally had a Mutt Williams torso on a WWE crotch and legs.. but it just didn't look right, at least not for Doug, he's a stockier guy, and Mutt, well, sorry, lol(and I don't mean it in a rude way).. I'm a lot happier with the 'zooka body, totally works way better than Mutt, lol.
EDIT: and no, he doesn't like hefty women, lol.. it was just a gag gift that I took to it's limit...Everyone would love "HOT SLAVE DANCERS" for their Bday right? Well, I kinda left out the "hot" part, lol.. and hey, we ate up like 6 peg warmers.. win-win!
|08-23-2009, 05:46 PM||#5|
Ninja Force UK
Join Date: May 2008
PM me about Custom Commissions
|08-23-2009, 05:46 PM||#6|
The Fighting 1/18th!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Encino, California
Thats uh..... impressive, most impressive.
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