Custom 1/4 scale Sideshow Han

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by rhboyd, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. rhboyd

    rhboyd Well-Known Member

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    Hey gang...

    Wanted to show off my mods to Sideshow's quarter scale Han. I've been chomping at the bit since this was first announced, and knew in my heart that I'd have to mod him. You'll see why. It's been an obsession since I first saw the film... satisfied about a year ago here on the board, and now realized once again. I know I've damaged the "mint" condition of thepiece, but in my mind, he's WAY cooler, and EXACTLY what I wanted.

    I also repainted his hair, and "trimmed" his Brooke Shields eyebrows...

    Lemme know what you think...


  2. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    definetly worth doing :)

    Thats how it should have looked in the first place

  3. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I love it. And so much less cro-mag looking.
  4. Riskbreaker

    Riskbreaker Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very, very nice. I own this piece, too. I'm half-tempted to mail it to you and ask you for the same treatment. :)
  5. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    Excellent work.......I'm in the middle of overhauling my Sideshow vader. I feel your pain...

    Dave :)
  6. Scarecrow

    Scarecrow Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I would change on mine is how the arms are positioned (which is horrible because they're just floating there) and I'd paint some chest hair.
  7. Gojira61

    Gojira61 Sr Member

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    Wow, what an improvement.

    I was not a fan of this figure due to the likeness but yours looks outstanding, great job.

  8. Brinn 71

    Brinn 71 Well-Known Member

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    GLOVES and RAG. GLOVES and RAG. :D
    AWESOME work man... NICELY DONE. :thumbsup


    RONCULUS Well-Known Member

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    I agree.

    Great job.

  10. vaderfanforever

    vaderfanforever Active Member

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    I have never been a Han Solo fan, much less a Rebel fan, but his pretty good work. The towl and gloves REALLY make the statue look MORE like Harrison Ford.

    Excellent work.

    Vaderdarth, I hope you will do the same, and show us your revamped Sideshow Vader when you are done. Vader is my fave. :love I sure hope SS does a ESB version of Vader. Now that is my favorite version.

  11. slave1pilot

    slave1pilot Sr Member

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    You did such a good job on this, that i didn't know what i was looking for.
    I searched for pics of the "original" & then saw the changes.
    MUCH,MUCH better.

    Usually, the changes are obviously "changes'
    yours are more like "improvements" or "corrections"
    If you get my meaning.
    good job.
  12. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    hehe for those of us that dart on and off the board a lot, could anyone post a pic of what the original piece looked like please??
  13. slave1pilot

    slave1pilot Sr Member

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    Here's the link I went to
  14. cking

    cking Sr Member

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    GREAT work Ron.
    It looks SO much better.
    It's a real shame that the sculpt itself isn't a better likeness (particularly from the profile) but you've made it look really excellent.
    I can't look at mine any longer. Off to the Junkyard it goes.

  15. dcarty

    dcarty Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Congratulations, an outstanding improvement. I wish I'd bought one now that I see what can be done with it. :)


    Dave C
  16. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beautiful- love the gloves and weathering on the holster. Mucho improved
  17. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Well done. Now that figure looks like Han Solo..
  18. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think it's worth much more now. Fantastic job.
  19. Super Serg

    Super Serg Well-Known Member

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    That's NICE.

    Did you also paint the face, or is that from factory?

    Maybe you should make a list of the improvements you made.


  20. rhboyd

    rhboyd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the compliments, folks...

    Serge... your request is my command...

    Started by using nail polish remover to take of those awful eyebrows, which impacted the finish on his face, so I figured what the heck, and used it all over his head. The eyes were nicely done, so I tried to leave those alone.

    I repainted the hair, using multiple washes and dry brush... sculpted the gloves on his hands... weathered the two belts a LOT... mostly on the holster, but the pants belt needed to be "aged" too. I did some sandy dust on his boots, and hit them with dullcoat to knock the shine off.... repainted the head, again using lots of washes and dry brush... painted the eyebrows back on using 4 different shades... painted in some chest hair... weird, I know... but necessary... and did a little dry brush aging on his shirt.

    I showed the pics to a pal of mine who happens to be doing some work at Sideshow... and he showed the pics to the guy who sculpted the head... HE was blown away, and wonders why more people don't customize these pieces... The one thing he added, which I'll have to do, is to glue the right flap of his shirt down... really put the icing on the cake..

    Thanks for looking... and commenting.

  21. Killdozer

    Killdozer Active Member

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    Astounding stuff, kiddo.

    I can't begin to comment on the patience and care required. Really, really incredible. Well done.

  22. PantheraGem

    PantheraGem Sr Member

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    I think everyone's said anything I could say. I'll just add my "WOW" here; "WOW."
  23. Hirohawa

    Hirohawa Sr Member

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    Looks great.
  24. elwood49

    elwood49 New Member

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    Nice job. I'm not a fan of the gloves or the rag, simply because the promo pics this sculpt is based on didn't have them. You did an outstanding job, though.

    I love what you did with the paint on the face and hair. The only thing I want to change about my Han is the paintjob, but I really want to completely redo Vader to make it more screen-accurate.

    I can't wait to see what vaderdarth comes up with on his. :)
  25. OldKen

    OldKen Master Member

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    no kiding.

    nice... ;)
  26. Wakal

    Wakal Well-Known Member

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    If they looked like that out of the box, I would have bought one. As it is, not so much :(


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