Monthly Archives: February 2010
One of my favorite vehicles from the original Star Wars movies was the Tie Interceptors and jojojrshabado has followed the exact Lego specifications but created this awesome Custom Lego Star Wars Royal Guard Tie Interceptor. Since Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine surrounded themselves with the red Royal Guards, it would only make sense that Vader would have a custom red version made to escort himself from moon to moon or planet to planet. To place a bid on this great vehicle, head over to eBay and check out jojojrshabado's Custom Lego Star Wars Royal Guard Tie Interceptor.
I have always been a fan of the military and the "might" that they produce so when I saw that Jetfire was an SR-71 Blackbird I was stoked and Bratimus Customs has paid a great homage to this great warrior with his Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Jetfire. The paint aps on this figure bring out so much of the detail that was lost in the original Hasbro version. The style of paint really adds depth to the figure and brings the character to life. I can almost hear Jetfire's crotchety old voice through this figure. The blue LED's are a great addition to the figure!
Ever since Revenge of the Fallen came out of the theaters, this character had me hooked. He was cranky, old, and most of all fun! I've always been curious as to what Jetfire would look like in his toy version. When he was finally released, I have to say that Jetfire was such a canvas for creativity.We had a blast just trying to add details to the final paint. We ended up deciding to put details on the gears inside his torso and thighs that we had to sacrifice some of the electronics particularly the sounds that he makes. Moreover, we had to sacrifice the Decepticon, skunk and Lt. Col. Brawley Insigna to make the jet look like a a sleek blackbird.
To find out what other mods and paint they chose for this great figure, head over to eBay and check out Bratimus Customs' Custom Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Jetfire figure.
JC Artwork has poured his heart and soul into this magnificent Custom Transformers G1 Devastator. The detailing on this figure makes it come alive. The grit and grime of these 6 Decepticons makes it feel like these could be real vehicles that will one day form into the massive Devastator from a construction site. JC Artwork has also paid a great homage to this behemoth by staying true to the Generation 1 look and feel of this figure. I always love hearing what inspired customizers to spend so much time and effort making these customs so let's read more about JC Artwork and Devastator:
"This is a customize decepticon combiner Devastator ,which I spent 1 year in making.A lots of effort has been done building from scratch till completion. When I first saw Frenzy Rumble Devastator,it really hit me which is way too cool to make such a masterpiece in a lifetime experience.I thought it would be impossible for me to achieve such a massive robot,but the urge to build 1 has driven me to find out more on the construction for the project.I took a great step forward and challenge myself . I did a lot of research to get the proper details of how this bitch was being build,of cos there is a lot of trade secret behind it hahahaha.From sourcing of parts to construction ,which really took me 1 year in making.The process of building such a masterpiece was really excruciating but fun, I got alot of injuries during the construction n even got some great cuts on my fingers ,but nevertheless it was worth it when the result turn out to be what I have expected.The construction was completed on Sept 2009. However ,I still need to get the paint job done accordingly to get the best result.It really hit me hard on this,as I have to get the correct paint application as I knew that good paint job does make a great difference .So again ,I have decided to use air-brushing technique for the application.It took me another gruesome 3 months in experimenting colors application in order to get things right.It was really something I can learn in life, with the persistence and determination to get what u persist no matter what.The passion for kit bash has driven me to turn this as my full time job in providing the best kit bash solution for the grieve of avid collector out there.I will be doing a lot of G1 kit bashes in the future to full fill my childhood dreams."
Head over to eBay to view more pictures of JC Artwork's Custom Transformers G1 Devastator figure and while you there, place a bid!
Who knew a Transformers Armada Megatron could look so great? Frenzy.Rumble is up to what he does best and has transformers a lackluster figure into this awesome Custom Transformers Headmaster Hardhead figure. I love the gritty and raw look and feel this figure has. Frenzy.Rumble always has a great story to tell so let's read more about his inspiration for this figure:
"As a kid, I always had a special love for Headmasters. One that I particularly remember well was Hardhead. I wanted to do a more modern revamp of this character. This custom started as an Armada Megatron. I completely rebuilt and replaced the upper legs, allowing much more articulation (rotation above knee, then full hip and knee articulation) I replaced the hands with articulated hands, which also rotate at the wrist. I had to make more space for these hands in the front (shoulder) treads. I heavily modified the turret/top of his alternate mode. Adding guns and a cockpit (Duros does not fit in) This turret rotates. For the head (Duros) I combined a Nightstick from Universe Cyclonus with a Safeguard (Vector Prime) Added ball joint articulation to the hips. Once built, I added some battle scars and painted him with some custom blends using House of Kolors (lacquer), and Testor model master (enamel).Hardhead stands approximately 11 inches tall. Duros stands approximately 1.75 inches tall."
To check out a photo of Duros and to place a bid on this great figure, head over to eBay and check Frenzy.Rumble's Custom Transformers Headmaster Hardhead figure.
It is only a couple months into the new year but Xaviercal has one of my favorite customs of 2010 with his Custom Transformers Omega Supreme scratch built figure. It is one thing to take a figure and do an excellent paint ap on it but to take an amalgamation of transformers parts and turn it into a vision is another thing that transforms into both a robot and vehicle mode. Some of the scratch built Transformers customs I have seen only have one mode but Xaviercal has gone above and beyond with his Omega Supreme. Here is more detail on this great figure:
"This is a one of a kind scratch built Custom Transformer, built from head to toe. He stands roughly about 20 inches (51cm) tall. This custom has been compile with many different generations transformers parts. The main body of Omega Supreme transforms into a Space Shuttle Launcher. The chest and head turns into a mini tank. The legs turn into a Cybertronian Space Shuttle similar to the Autobot Ark. He is fully painted into G1 color scheme and detailed."
The space station mode is breathtaking so head over to eBay and check out Xaviercal's Custom Transformers Omega Supreme scratch built figure.
Sometimes things happen for a reason and due to a buyer backing out on a commission, Frenzy.Rumble has placed his first venture into the Transformers Animated series with his Custom Transformers Animated Kup figure. The Animated Optimus Prime was the perfect base for Kup as the figure looks a lot like the Generation 1 figure with the Cybertronian design. To tell us more about this figure, here is what Frenzy.Rumble wrote:
"This is my first dive (and a little late) into the Transfomer's Animated series. Originally, this was a commissioned project, but the buyer backed out (before seeing the pictures) and (lucky for you) he is now available through this auction. Thanks to the great customizer "Shinobitron" for the idea/concept of this guy. Kup started as an Animated Optimus Prime. I removed the exhaust stacks on his forearms, made the truck roof attach on to his back in robot form, added rotation articulation to his hands. The head started as an Animated Jetfire head, completely resculpted the chin, mouth, and more. Also filled in many hollow areas and screw holes with Ave's Fixit.Please check out the list of add-ons and modifications made to this custom."
To round out your Animated Transformers line, head over to eBay and place a bid on this great Custom Transformers Animated Kup figure.
Rurisk has a full clone battalion up for sale this week complete with its own Jedi with his Custom Lego Star Wars Waxer, Jet, Trapper, Flamethrower Trooper, and Ki Adi Mundi minifigs. This set would go great with your Lego Republic Gunship so head over to eBay and snatch these figures up!
One of the coolest scenes in Transformers Revenge of the Fallen was when Devastator violently combined into the huge robot that tore apart the pyramids in Egypt. Crefigz has taken this monster and applied his signature techniques to his Custom Transformers ROTF Devastator. A very funny scene in the movie was when Agent Simmons was standing beneath the wrecking "balls" of Devastator and Crefigz even added this detail from the movie. This is a great looking figure and you can see more photos over at eBay and check out Crefigz's Custom Transformers ROTF Devastator.