Custom of the Day: ‘Izanagi -no-Mikoto’ Arashikage Assassin by Galactic Plastics!

Izanagi –no-Mikoto is one of the deadliest assassins to ever train in the Arashikage Temple. Trained in the ways of the Shadowsnake and born of Yakuza blood, Izanagi strikes down the enemies of COBRA with pure malice. With his sister Izanami, they make up a team named after the God and Goddess of death from Japanese mythology. Izanami-no-Mikoto & Izanagi -no-Mikoto Recipe: HEAD: GI Joe Jurassic Park Prototype Figure HEAD (HOODED), LOWER LEGS, UPPER ARMS, & SASH: G.I. Joe: Retaliation ULTIMATE STORM SHADOW (v49) TORSO, UPPER LEGS, KNEES, BACKPACK &…

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Custom of The Day – Iron Juggernaut by Galactic Plastics!

Iron Juggernaut Mars Industries Super Soldier File Name: Unknown Birthplace: Unknown Primary MOS: Infantry Secondary MOS: Heavy Machine Gunner MARS Industries is tasked with the creation of some of the most formidable weapons in the COBRA arsenal. One of Destro’s most ambitious projects is the Iron Juggernaut Super Soldier program. Genetically engineered volunteers from the ranks of the Iron Grenadiers, fueled by MARS’ Juggernaut serum, the Iron Juggernauts are some of the most viscous, unstoppable killing machines to ever step on a battlefield. Recipe: HEAD, BACKPACK, & SHOULDER ARMOR: GI…

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Custom of the Day – Tsujigiri – Arashikage Assassin by Galacti Plastics!

HEAD: RAHM KOTA (THE FORCE UNLEASHED) 13 – STAR WARS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION TORSO, LOWER ARMS, HANDS, UPPER LEGS, KNEES, FEET, SAIS & SASH: ULTIMATE STORM SHADOW (v49) G.I. Joe: Retaliation UPPER ARMS, LOWER LEGS, SCRABBARDS & SWORDS: COBRA NINJA VIPER (v3) G.I. Joe Renegades Pack BELT AND LOINCLOTH: SHANNA – Marvel Infinite Series KNIFE: Fodder Bin PAINT: Testors Model Master, Acrylicos Vallejo, The Army Painter Warpaints WASHES: The Army Painter Quickshade WATERSLIDE TATTOO: Galactic Plastics Custom Shop Decals Want to see more amazing work by Rob Panick of…

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Custom Action Figures:101 TUTORIAL TUESDAY “ADDING POUCHES TO A TAC VEST”

    CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101 – Tutorial Tuesday – “Adding Pouches & Accessories to a Tactical Vest” By Rob Panick This week on Custom Action Figures:101’s Tutorial Tuesday, we’re going to take a look at adding some pouches, a holster, and a rifle sling attachment to your figures tactical vest. Here’s what you’ll need: POUCHES (Either harvested from other figures or bought from a caster) HOBBY KNIFE ROTARY GRINDER SUPER GLUE DRILL BITS 12 Ga ARMAMENT WIRE NEEDLENOSE PLIERS WIRE CUTTERS We’ll begin with our pouches. There are many…

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COMMANDER RAGE – FIRST ORDER SHADOW TROOPER – BLOOD SQUADRON By Galactic Plastics!

COMMANDER RAGE – FIRST ORDER SHADOW STORMTROOPER – BLOOD SQUADRON Having a little more fun with the Hasbro TFA 5POA (for some reason I always type POS, lol) figures. This time I took the saw and the knife to a First Order Stormtrooper and came up with an original character, Commander Rage. I kinda went for the feel of the old Clone “Special Forces” characters that we used to get from the Clone Wars era. Hope y’all like it!  Join in the Conversation after the JUMP! Recipe: HEAD, UPPER TORSO,…

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CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101 – “10 Questions With Rob Panick!

CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101 – “10 Questions With Rob Panick” By Rufus Adams This week on 10 Questions we have the founder of CAF: 101 (Custom Action Figures 101), Rob Panick, AKA General Panick, answering ten questions. Rob is 40 years young and a South Georgia native. He is engaged to his fiancée Rebecca and has two active boys who also he shares his love for toys with. He also has a daughter in Costa Rica, where he lived for four years and played bass in reggae bands and painted.…

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Custom Action Figures: 101 – Customizer Review Recap 1!

CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101 – “CUSTOMIZER REVIEW RECAP 1” By Rob Panick It’s Thanksgiving weekend! I hope you all had a wonderful day with your family and friends. I’ll be taking a little bit of a break, so on this week’s Custom Action Figures: 101, we’re going to take a look back at some of the reviews and interviews we’ve done with some of the awesome artists in the world of action figure customizing. I’ll be back next week with a new interview and review, so until then enjoy the…

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GALACTIC PLASTICS KYLO REN CUSTOM ARTICULATED 1:18 SCALE!

Galactic Plastics has shared his new ‘Kylo Ren‘ Custom articulated 1:18 scale figure with us, and the parts recipe is below, so you can create one of your own. If you have questions for Rob Panick about how to create this masterpiece, join in the conversation after the JUMP! Recipe: HEAD, TORSO, CAPE & LIGHTSABER: Star Wars TFA Kylo Ren 5POA Figure LOWER TORSO, INNER SKIRT, UPPER LEGS & HANDS: Star Wars The Black Series Darth Vader ARMS: Star Wars THE LEGACY COLLECTION TRACHTA (EMPIRE COMIC: BETRAYAL 1) LOWER LEGS…

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Improving Rifle Shouldering – Custom Action Figures:101 Tutorial Tuesday

CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES:101 – Tutorial Tuesday – “Improving Rifle Shouldering” By Rob Panick In this week’s tutorial, we’ll learn how to modify your figure to allow it to better shoulder a rifle. Most of the time a stock action figure’s arms won’t move into position to let it hold a rifle in a realistic pose. With a little bit of modification, you can fairly easily fix this. We’ll begin with a disassembled figure. For help disassembling your figure, check out my video tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf3V6Wxknyk The main thing that prevents…

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Galactic Plastics CUSTOMS- Delta Force Steel Brigade!

CUSTOMS – DELTA FORCE STEEL BRIGADE Figure built for a custom figure tutorial for Testors Model Masters. All materials (except figure and fodder) used are available from the Testors product catalog. Stay tuned for full build tutorial, recipe and materials list! Special thanks to Testors and Lisa Nielsen of Heinzeroth Marketing Group! Join in the Conversation after the JUMP!  

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10 Questions With Matt Burneka – CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101

CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101 – “10 Questions With Matt Burneka” By Rob Panick This week on CAF: 101’s “1- Questions” we have Matt Burneka of Dayton, Ohio. During the day, Matt works at his family’s Equipment Rental Store as the outside sales rep. At night he is the proud father of a beautiful little girl. In between all of that, Matt creates killer custom action figure vehicles. CAF:101 – First off, as I always ask fellow customizers, how long have you been customizing and what got you started? Matt: Honestly…

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GALACTIC PLASTICS ARBCO INDUSTRIES URBAN-OPS HUMVEE CUSTOMS!

GALACTIC PLASTICS CUSTOM SHOP – ARBCO INDUSTRIES DEFENSE DIVISION URBAN-OPS HUMVEE Base Vehicle: Power Team Elite World Peacekeepers HUMVEE Mini Gun: GI Joe ROB Heavy Duty (v11) Ammo Belt: GI Joe Jurassic Park Prototype Paints: Reaper Master Series, The Army Painter Warpaints, Acrylicos Vallejo Waterslide Decals: Galactic Plastics Custom Shop Decals Join in the Conversation after the JUMP!

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Vortious Custom Accessories: Headless Horseman Kit- CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101!

CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101 – Customizer Product Reviews – “Vortious Custom Accessories: Headless Horseman Kit” By Rob Panick This week on Custom Action Figures: 101’s Customizer Product Reviews, we have an action figure kit from Dennis Plourde of Vortious Custom Accessories. This is his new “Headless Horseman” kit. I sat down and asked Dennis a few questions about him and his business. CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101- Tell us a little about yourself Dennis. DENNIS PLOURDE – I live in Aberdeen MD, where I grew up from the age of 12.…

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“BOB SMITH INDUSTRIES ADHESIVES” CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101 PRODUCT REVIEW!

CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101 – Customizer Product Reviews – “Bob Smith Industries Adhesives” By Rob Panick This week on Custom Action Figures: 101’s Customizing Product Reviews, we have a review of some awesome adhesives from Bob Smith Industries (BSI). The best adhesives for use in customizing action figures are cyanoacrylate adhesives (CA). Many people use “Super Glue” or “Crazy Glue”, but there are many better choices on the market that have specific qualities for each application. BSI has a wide range of just such CA glues. They have adhesives with…

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CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES:101 – “ASSEMBLING GI JOE FIGURES” – TUTORIAL TUESDAY

CUSTOM ACTION FIGURES: 101 – “ASSEMBLING GI JOE FIGURES” – TUTORIAL TUESDAY By Rob Panick This week on CAF: 101, we’re going to learn how to reassemble a modern GI Joe figure after we’ve painted and sealed the parts. Many portions of this tutorial will carry over to other action figure lines as well. My earlier tutorial on disassembling modern GI Joes can be found here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf3V6Wxknyk There are a few things you will need to assemble your figure: Cyanoacrylate (CA) glue – http://goo.gl/fM6E06 Precision Philips screwdriver- http://goo.gl/EkT5yY Glue Applicators –…

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