Droids Custom 2-1B: Back on track!

by Bill Cable
on 2023-01-25, 08:07:24

I am back up and running after the catastrophic failure of my computer a week and a half ago. And I got some more coloring done!

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So the characters in the scene are pretty much done... now it's on to the background and examining table. This background is so stark and empty, I can't figure out how long this is gonna take. Watching most of the scenes in the prison, there's not even interesting reflections of shadows on anything. I don't know exactly how I'm going to approach that.

But at least I have some really bold characters to play against that!

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I played with textures a bit with 2-1B. The action figure is smooth, but the movie prop is kind of pock-marked looking metal. I wanted to try to capture that a bit. I don't know if it'll be visible at all on the printed card, but it looks really nice on my screen! I swear I could do like 30% of the work I do on these and the cards would be no different...

As it stands, I'm still on track for assembling my figures the first weekend of February. Next week I should know for certain. See you then!



The face(book) of Regal Robot & other stuff!

by Darth Danno
on 2023-01-25, 07:49:56

The official Regal Robot group is the place for fans and collectors to share their collections, discuss Regal Robot replicas & decor and the films & shows that inspire us all! The company will also be very active within the group, running polls and giveaways as well as sharing sneak peeks at upcoming editions!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/regalrobotshowcase

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ALSO...

We've added a great new line to our decor, including 3 new Star Wars designs, and 2 based on our retro-robot logo.

The Star Wars pieces use some really great vintage poster art from ANH, ESB and ROTJ. These almost have a classic "metal lunchbox" vibe that really sparks nostalgia.

Full details here: https://regalrobot.com/news/new-star-wars-decor-vintage-2/

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So hopefully the latter will stop people from coming up to Regal Robot staff at cons and such to ask them: "What's your sign, man?" So please don't... metal in their affairs. These new pieces are simply a sign of what's to come. You can even bring them to Star Wars Celebration Europe and have them... SIGNed. Will "Regal Robot" be there? It all depends on if LFL has asSIGNed them.

Now until next week, this is Darth Danno, SIGNing off!



Now we have something to talk about!

by Darth Danno
on 2023-01-18, 08:31:55

It was announced last week that Regal Robot will be putting out officially licensed collectibles from the "Indiana Jones" franchise, and we here at CC.com are going to give you the scoop on what their premiere collectible will be! So, remember, you heard it here before anywhere else! The first item you'll be able to purchase very soon is...

A Replica Bar of Dial Soap!

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I mean, with the title of the new film being "Indiana Jones and the DIAL of Destiny", what else could it be, right? On one side of the bar will be the film's logo, and the other side is going to be signed by none other than...

Harrison Ford? No, bigger.

George Lucas?? No, Bigger!

Steven Spielberg??? No! BIGGER!!

They are going to be signed by the man, the myth, the legend himself... Mr. Tom Spina!!! Yes, I know, I can't believe it myself. I'm sure that with this item, "Regal Robot" will really clean up. Fans will be showering the company with money, from here all the way to wash-ington. Just do the bath... I mean math! I just want to make sure not to water down the hype, because I know some of my pieces run hot to cold. I'll bet you're all bubble-ing with excitement like I am. I've also been informed that the cost of this piece will not drain all your finances. No more details are available at this time, so we'll treat everything else as tub-e-announced.



Droids Custom 2-1B: Technical difficulties...

by Bill Cable
on 2023-01-18, 08:27:33

I don't have anything new to share on 2-1B. On Friday my PC bricked. Blue screen immediately on boot up. CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED. Catastrophic. So I needed to get a replacement.

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Thankfully I didn't lose anything since it was all saving to the cloud. But since then I've been in recovery mode - reinstalling all my apps and configuring my machine. I haven't had a chance to do any work on my art. But I'm nearly rebuilt to the point that I'll be able to.

I can share a bit of a timeline. The next two weekends I have lots of stuff to do. But the first weekend in February I currently have nothing. So that's when I'm shooting for assembling this custom. If you want to be proactive, mark your calendars for February 8th for these to tentatively go on sale!



Droids Custom 2-1B: Shading!

by Bill Cable
on 2023-01-11, 07:28:30

I'm happy to report I did get some art done since last week!

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I knew coloring Kino Loy's all-white duds was gonna be kinda difficult. But I think I did a decent job... it tracks as white. I only just started on his face before I packed it in, so there's still some work to do there. But overall, pretty good so far!

With the holidays over my schedule is gonna be more normal, so I expect I'll have the chance to get a lot more done on this before next week. Be sure to stop by and see my progress!



Droids Custom 2-1B: Coins!

by Bill Cable
on 2023-01-04, 08:48:02

Over the holiday break I went full sloth-mode. I had 10 straight days off work. I slept in, played video games, binged shows, and didn't once touch my Droids 2-1B art. I feel like I needed that break. But I did work up the motivation to get one thing done...

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My coins were cast long ago, but they still needed to be cleaned up and painted. A spin on the grinding wheel to smooth out any flashing on the edges, a layer of primer, and they were ready to go!

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Fortunately we had a nice warm up after our 0-degree days, which made for an ideal time to paint in the garage. 60 degrees with the garage door up is a lot more pleasant than 10 degrees with it closed.

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They were still slightly wet when I took these photos. After they dried the details became a whole lot sharper. Really happy with this batch!

I'm still working to get back into my groove, but hopefully I'll get a lot of color work done before next week's update!



Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023!

by Darth Danno
on 2022-12-28, 07:25:23

The final article of 2022 is upon us. Next week, a new beginning for a new year. I sat down to write something, having no idea what to write about as there was no new film in Dec to discuss, but I had already talked about that a few weeks ago. We have "The Bad Batch" Season 2 coming out next Wed. I'm currently re-watching Season 1 in preparation for that and have 2 episodes to go.

I cannot speak for other CC.com staff, but I will not be attending SW Celebration in London this year. My work schedule at the time would be too hectic and would literally leave me no more than 1-2 days to get everything ready before I had to leave, plus it's nice to give the bank acct. somewhat of a rest before having to put money down for badges, hotel, flight, autographs, photo-ops, etc… for the next stateside SWC.

Looking forward to all of the new SW content we're supposed to get on Disney+ with: Season 3 of "The Mandalorian", "Ahsoka", "The Acolyte", "Skeleton Crew", and another season of "Star Wars: Visions". I hope everyone had a nice Christmas, mine was enjoyable except for the -34 degree wind chills we were hit with a few days prior. Now we're in the 40s and 50s the rest of this week. Gotta love the Midwest weather.

So, I wish each and every one of you a safe New Years eve and day, and all the best to you in 2023.



Droids Custom 2-1B: Final inks and starting colors!

by Bill Cable
on 2022-12-21, 08:46:18

Last week I lamented my lack of knowledge on how to draw straight lines with a pen and nib. How does one use a ruler when the ink's just going to bleed under it and smear? And I was like "maybe I'll look it up on YouTube."

Well, I did ...

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What's the meaning of it all?

by Darth Danno
on 2022-12-21, 08:12:17

For the longest time, people have asked the question: "What is the meaning of Christmas?". After countless hours of study, reading, research, in-depth interviews with renowned scientists, historians, philosophers, and religious experts, I believe I have come up with THE definitive answer, and here it is...

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Has
Really
Insisted
Specifically
Their
Material
Actually
Sucks

That's why Bill has all the photos of the SW celebrities holding the sign: "CC.Com Sucks". Now there is proof, and said proof has existed for thousands of years, which makes sense considering all the stories took place "A Long Time Ago... "

With that being said, I would like to wish all our valued readers and fans the happiest of holidays. Unlike droids in Chalmun's Cantina, may your kind be accepted wherever you go, and may you be as accepting of everyone you may encounter. Eat well, stay warm, be safe, and enjoy the time. For the sad truth is that you never know whom you may be with this Christmas, may be one with the Force the next. My parents always made this time of year very special for me, but now they are gone, and all I have left are the memories. However, I have my 7-year-old English Bulldog, Holly, and I will do my best to make sure she has a very Merry Christmas indeed. So until next week, "The Force will be with you... always".



Droids Custom 2-1B: Beginning inks!

by Bill Cable
on 2022-12-14, 08:27:23

Made great progress on the 2-1B in the last week! I was able to squeeze in two sessions. In the first, I worked on the background...

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Going for the first aid room at the prison. You can see elements from the Andor series... the door, obviously. ...

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