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dangerlinto

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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2018, 11:47:28 AM »

So, for those wondering what a wall of these looks like:

6 inch Vintage Collection
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2018, 11:56:10 AM »

Hot damn! You sir are an artist. Looks badass!
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2018, 10:31:47 PM »

Ok so on the first page, I've moved the list of everything I've done there.

It now includes the Orange and Blue series of 6" figures.

Blues ones were tough.  There isn't a lot of design room, and I over extended on both the Orange and Blue to get a little more picture in there, but I also didn't want to cover faces or take too much away from the very open window (a design choice of theirs I liked) so it necessitated some oddities like the movie logo at the bottom for the blue series
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2018, 12:00:25 AM »

They put the standard ones to shame. Absolutely amazing.  :love0030:
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2018, 06:38:52 PM »

And the other wall (with some unfortunately stuck behind)

Original Blue and Orange 6-Inch Vintage Collection

The empty space is for the TIE Pilot I'm missing...
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2018, 09:54:24 PM »

So here is something I'm trying out for the deluxe Figures.

Speeder Bike with Biker Scout Front and Right
Speeder Bike with Biker Scout Back and Left

The deluxe boxes are too big for me to print on a single sheet (cheaply) - so I did them on two.

PS - for those of you who have a Luke with Wampa.  Look at the back.  Worst. Back. Any Product. Ever. 


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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2018, 10:27:01 PM »

Awesome
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2018, 10:36:34 PM »

So here is something I'm trying out for the deluxe Figures.

Speeder Bike with Biker Scout Front and Right
Speeder Bike with Biker Scout Back and Left

The deluxe boxes are too big for me to print on a single sheet (cheaply) - so I did them on two.

PS - for those of you who have a Luke with Wampa.  Look at the back.  Worst. Back. Any Product. Ever.

Very nice. Agreed on the wampa set. Pretty bad. It would look so much better in vintage style. ☺

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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2018, 12:17:35 PM »

Ok I added all the 2-piece deluxe sets I could (except Stormtrooper with Blast accessories, which is still too expensive for me to buy without vomiting) and also Leia Bespin Escape
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2018, 12:06:04 PM »

Awesome work Danger! Oh and a BIG HAPPY BDAY to you!
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2019, 05:23:32 PM »

Added the latest bunch to the list on the 1st post
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2019, 08:38:45 PM »

Got the most recent ones thanks DL. They look great.
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2019, 02:57:51 PM »

So I thought I'd document a little what goes into making of these work.

Of main concern is how annoying the triangular picture and how annoying screenshots are of moving characters

So lets take a look at the Ezra Bridger picture I'm looking to do for that upcoming figure.  Here is the shot I'm using:



So first things first - you'll notice that this shot has his lightsaber-gun without his lightsaber lit.  This is actually perfect because the vast majority of the time Jedi/Sith characters are moving around with their lit lightsaber which causes a terrible motion blur on the pic that can't be undone.  Of course, we WANT a pic with his lightsaber lit, but since it's an effect - we'll you'll see below how easily that is fixed.

Now, let take a look that is a common problem with almost all these shots:



The black overlay here is the area that we have to work with.  If I shrink the area (proportionally) down, I'm gonna lose something.  Most importantly, we want his head about 2/3 of the way up the picture, and we want his lightsaber in frame.  That means making the frame about as big as you see here.

So, that means there is about 10% of the frame in a triangle at the top that simply doesn't exist. Something like 95% of the picture I've done I've had to deal with this, because most everything is a screen capture and the widescreen aspect ratio doesn't help (PS, Pan and Scan are just cut-off version of all SW widescreen films, so they wouldn't help either)

So, I simply draw it.  This is really, really easy when the picture is of sky or space or a flat wall or a blurry picture, but we are only so lucky on this picture - the ceiling has some detail, so I'll have to extend and fill in some of that detail.  Thankfully it's not super-detailed so I'll get away with a lot of grey.

And of course, I want the lightsaber - so:



And that's pretty much it.  In a lot of cases I have to "brighten" (it's a little more complicated than that) the image because printing requires greater contrast and brightening helps, but that's pretty much it - i cut out the framed area and import it into the vector-based drawing for the rest of the box.

And now you can see some of the work done to make one of these - you know, in case you thought it was easy ;)
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Re: Custom 6" Vintage-style Slipcovers
« Reply #43 on: January 08, 2019, 03:27:27 PM »

Everyone Iíve picked up is simply gorgeous. Seriously great work.
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