Droids Custom 2-1B: Pencils taking shape

by Bill Cable
on 2022-11-30, 08:04:42

On this last day of November I'm happy to share my progress on my next Droids Custom.

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I sat down for a session of sketching Monday night ahead of the Steelers game. A come-from-behind victory! And I'm happy with how things are going (both with Kenny Pickett's development and the art). There's a lot of foreshortening going on with Kino Loy here, which makes him look a bit more hobbitish than I'm looking for, but I hope I can fix that. Not that Andy Serkis is a big guy or anything. Still I'm feeling I'll be able to work it out.

I got lots of things coming up over the next 3 weeks, so I can't promise I'll get things done as quickly as I normally do. But keep checking here for updates.

Star Wars cuisine & a bounty of beverages, coming soon

by Darth Danno
on 2022-11-30, 07:49:23

With the ongoing popularity of Star Wars, and the ability to get themed food and drink from a galaxy far, far away when you visit Galaxy's Edge at Disney World or Disneyland, you can now share in that same drinking & dining experience, without needing to book a flight, hotel, theme park tickets, etc...

Disney and Lucasfilm have come up with a program where you can have food, like Ronto wraps, Smoked Kaadu Ribs, Fried Endorian Tip-yip, and drinks like the Outer Rim, Jedi Mind Trick, Yub Nub, and the Tarkenian Night Flower, brought right to you in your own home! Of course, it all depends on where you live as to how much the delivery charge will be. But now you won't have to be out buying all the ingredients and whatnot, just place an order on the app and before you know it, you'll be drinking & dining in Batuu from the comfort of your own homestead.

Now the... First Order of business was to come up with a suitable name for this procedure, and many monikers were brought up and summarily shot down: "Greedo's Grub Grab", "Jar Jar Binks Food & Drinks", "Dagobah Delivery", "Grand Moff Parkin'", "The Menu of Boba Fat", "The Menudalorian", and "Obi-Wan Kanorder" were all choices that didn't make the cut...

So, what did they name it, you ask?


Are you sure you want to know?


Are you REALLY sure???


Ok... here it is...


Remember... you asked for it...


The name they went with was...



I'll see myself out now.

Regal Robot’s biggest sale ever!

by Bill Cable
on 2022-11-25, 06:29:29

Use code HOLIDAY30 to get 30% off in-stock décor (excludes new items, sale items) like their sculptural magnets, desk accessories and wall décor.

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You can also save big with no-coupon-needed flash sales on select popular Boba Fett-inspired Mythosaur and Mandalorian-inspired Mudhorn items and even get free shipping on select in-stock maquette replicas. (restrictions apply, see site for details)

The deals start Thursday at 9am EST. Act fast, offers are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and end Monday night, November 28th at 11:59pm Pacific!

Learn more here: https://regalrobot.com/news/black-friday-2022/

Droids Custom 2-1B: The doctor is in!

by Bill Cable
on 2022-11-23, 08:19:07

They say the toughest part of a journey is taking the first step. Yeah - that's BS. I'd say the prep work ahead of time is way more difficult, as are the pitfalls you come across along the way. The first step is actually probably one of the easiest. I mean... the second and third are a lot easier than the first, cuz you're already moving and that's how momentum works. But the first step is clearly among the easiest 20% of steps.

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Here's the sketch I did to plot my next Droids Custom. Just general layout and architecture. Camera angle. Putting what's in my head on paper. A first step. And it was pretty quick. Came out like I liked. No struggle at all.

Happy, I began working on the actual pencils.

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Unsurprisingly, the not first step was a lot more challenging. I had to set up a horizon line with vanishing points off the sides of the paper. I repositioned the table like 3 times before I was content. Drew, erased, and redrew 3 of the 4 limbs on the patient. Lots of work. But I'm becoming happy. Still a long way to go, but it's going a direction I like.

But woooo... thank goodness I conquered that first step! I was worried there for a minute. He said sarcastically.

Get your Black Friday shopping done by buying my stuff!

by Bill Cable
on 2022-11-23, 08:00:11

About a month ago I did some repair work in my basement, repointing some damaged mortar in the walls and repainting them with DryLok to keep the moisture out.  Great project.  Messy.  Really happy with the results.  As part of that project, I got rid of some old bookshelves. Like ...

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Regal Robot releases two new Hoth-themed designs!

by Darth Danno
on 2022-11-23, 07:55:56

First up is a new addition to their Beast Collection... the Wampa! Like all of their magnetic mini sculptures, they're solid resin and hand painted. This new magnet is available now and shipping immediately! Order your Wampa magnet here: https://regalrobot.com/starwars-art-sculpture-decor/

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Next - the company's latest Archive Collection edition is a set of four maquette busts featuring Phil Tippett's wild and creative early concepts for the Tauntauns from The Empire Strikes Back. Scanned from the original artifacts, this extremely limited run is just 100 sets. They come with a plaque signed by Tippett and are even expected to ship in time for the holidays.

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Reserve your set and see Regal Robot's other limited edition collectibles here: https://regalrobot.com/custom-star-wars-busts-statues/

Here are some questions I've posed to the head of "RR", hoping to have a reply soon...

How many Wampa arm magnets does it take to build an arm-y?

Are the Wampa magnets selling like HOThCAKES, or is interest just Luke warm?

How many Wampa magnets would it take to FUR-nish an apartment?

Does the Wampa magnet come in both armed and unarmed editions?

Why do all of Darth Danno's puns have everyone feeling left out in the cold?

From all of us here at CC.com, to all our faithful readers out there, we wish you a very happy, healthy, and safe Thanksgiving weekend. If you're going to be driving, be sure to let that food coma pass before venturing out, lest you run a-fowl of local law enforcement and ruffle their feathers.

Droids Custom 2-1B: I have my army

by Bill Cable
on 2022-11-16, 08:33:14

The first thing I need to do with one of my customs is pretty much done...

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That there is 20 loose, complete 2-1B figures with original accessories. I'm not entirely happy with the condition on 2 of the figures, so I'll probably upgrade them (though it's possible one of them might clean up ok). But given that I'll be attending Steel City Con in just a few weeks, I don't think I'll have a problem with that. I might even score one with no rod for a bargain! So I'm giving myself the green light to proceed.

I have an idea for a design. I kinda worry it might be too contemporary. I mean, I used The Mandalorian in a previous piece so it wouldn't be unprecedented. So maybe I'll just go for it. I might even have some pencils to share next week...

Star Wars Celebration - Time to sign up for all the things

by Bill Cable
on 2022-11-09, 08:11:54

We are now 5 months away from Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023, and it's time to start working!

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Wanna enter the Cosplay contest? There's an app... lication for that!

Wanna display a gigantuous prop? There's an app for that!

Wanna present a panel in front of hundreds of Star Wars fans? There's an app for that!

Wanna podcast? There's an app for that!

Want a free booth for your not-for-profit fan group? There's an app for that, too!

You could be filling out webforms for days if you want to be super involved. Me, I have a pretty decent idea for a Collecting Track panel, and I submitted a Fan Table application for the American Star Wars Collecting Club Coalition (a group you should definitely join if you're already a member of CAVSWCC, DCSWCC, ESSWCC, GASWC, HSWCC, ISCOMM, KSWCC, LSSVSWCC, NESWCC, OSWCC, PSWCS, SARLACC, SWGFA, WCGCC, WVSWCC, SASWCGIFTMCC, or AOASWCGOTWNITJBHEMTBCCC). So I'm doing my part! #StarshipTroopers. If you think you can help make Celebration Europe 2023 even better for everyone, then make sure you sign up for something before it's too late!

On my way to Tatooine!

by Bill Cable
on 2022-11-02, 10:09:03

I'll be honest here... this is still sinking in. I'm not even really sure how to process it. But it's happening. I'm going to Tunisia.

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Now that image above is what's invoked when someone says "Tunisia." That, and other obvious images fans of this site would ...

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Last call for Regal Robot tables!

by Bill Cable
on 2022-11-02, 07:56:36

Regal Robot will soon be retiring their line of Star Wars themed cafe tables. Fans can still get one of these stylish, made-to-order tables if they order before November 18th, 2022. There are seven great designs to choose from, ranging from the obvious to the obscure. From the Mandalorian Crest from Boba's armor, to the Holochess table playing board, or even the readout that counted down till the Death Star reached the Rebel base on Yavin!

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The 27" diameter tops feature printed images embedded into a durable gloss laminate surface with a sturdy black metal base. You can choose from 42" pub height or 30" standard table height, or purchase a top-only without the metal base. The printed tops are made in the U.S.A. and the tables assemble very quickly to add a bit of the Star Wars galaxy to your fan cave, living room, kitchen, or office!

So secure yours soon and don't miss out on these great furniture pieces! You can shop the collection here: https://regalrobot.com/starwars-furniture-art-decor/

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