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Custom Minifig Resources

05 May 2017 - 04:25 PM

Hello denizens of SSLF!

 

 

I noticed we didn't have a solid list of custom minifig resources listed out, so I figured I'd go ahead and set one up. Hopefully this will inspire some additional creativity when it comes to making cool figs. I'll also go ahead and give a couple of interesting little details about each vendor (especially since I've ordered from all of them).

 

This will be an ongoing list, that I'll add to in the OP overtime.

Let's get started!

 

1) Saber-Scorpion Decals

Link: Listen, if you made it this far into the forum, I really hope you realize where the, "Shop," button is.

 

Examples: Again, if you made it this far, I'm certain you've searched the rest of the site by now.

 

- I can't create a list like this without recognizing this site first. In case you somehow missed it, this website primarily sells custom minifig decals. They range from various themes from military, sci-fi, fantasy, medieval, and so much more. The decals are similar to that of a regular sticker, the only exception is that you have to cut them out rather than peel them off of a sticker sheet. They're also pretty durable enough to stand light playing (i.e. not dunking minifigs in water or throwing them across rooms). Another bonus about this site is the ability to create commissions! Both minifigs and decals are always made at the same standard as the other decals. All you have to do is provide a detailed description and/or images to assist in the process. Depending on the complexity of the design, and Scorps availability, designs usually take anywhere from one to two weeks. You'll also receive a screen shot of the commission, prior to it being shipped, just to make sure it looks right. Overall, if you're looking for a quick way to spice up minifigs, this is a great solution!

 

 

2) Brick Arms

Link: http://brickarms.com/index.php

Resellers:

- Saber-Scorpion: Again, if you're looking for the link, you haven't tried looking that hard on this site.

- Others: http://brickarms.com/resellers.php

 

Examples:

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- With the ever growing popularity of military themed builds, one company still stands pretty tall for delivering some of the best firearms and armor on the gray market. That is Brick Arms! You'll find products ranging from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I & II, Vietnam, Modern Wars, and Sci-fi Wars. Their products have the best quality you can find in the gray market. The weapons and armor are durable and intended for play; they're basically on par with TLG products.Usually, if you're looking to grab some heat, I'd start by checking out the various re-sellers for specific goods. It is also worth noting that many of their products come in various colors, allowing for a diverse array of colorful weaponry. Another thing to mention is that some re-sellers carry the coveted prototype weapons. Keep an eye out for those, because they sell quickly!

 

 

3) Modern Brick Warfare

Link: http://modernbrickwarfare.com/

 

Examples:

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- You might not have heard of these guys before, but they're pretty darn good. Modern Brick Warfare is a re-seller of Minifig.cat products, specifically their modern weaponry and gear. They sell a wide variety of products including body armor, custom headgear, custom weapons, custom accessories, minifig packages, Tiny Tactical mods (allow for modification of minifig gear), and so much more. The gear is made of high quality plastic, so you don't need to worry about it breaking. If you ever take a look at a lot of the military figs being made today, you'll probably see some of their products being shown off. I specifically like how advanced their weaponry gets, simply because it's one product without the need of any modification. The other thing to note is that they also have other unique items such as dog armor, drones, gas masks, watches, and other gear to make your figures get as tactical as possible. I've picked up some of these goodies at Brickfair, and I can say you won't be disappointed!

 


Minifig Showcase!

27 January 2017 - 02:46 PM

Hey folks!

 

So... if you've looked at anything I've made (Fantasy Funnies included) then you've probably seen a chunk of my minifigs. Well, guess what, I've decided it's time for me to show off some of them (hopefully all of them someday). 

 

Let's get started!

 

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For today's selection of figs, I want to introduce you to the Order of the Holy Blade. They're a Mythic Science faction that emerged from the teachings of the Paladin Order of the distant past. They're still a growing group a minifigs, but let me introduce them.

 

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First off, these are Vanquisher Paladins. Armed with heavy machine guns, advanced communications, and back lights, these paladins lay down some heavy fire into their enemies.

 

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Their torsos and legs are covered with some custom decals that Scorp made. They were based off of the Nexo Knight torso and the Xarkon soldier legs. I think they turned out pretty good.

 

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For every paladin there are commanding officers. Unfortunately, I don't have any Knight Captains present, so this guy with the fancy flags will take charge. Who the heck is he?

 

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This is a Lord Commander. Typically, a number of Knight Captains would be under his command, but today he gets to lead the grunts. Like the other paladins, he has the same great decals on the chest and legs. Unlike the rest, he has shiny shoulders, gold vambraces, and a fancy waist-cloth. I also outfitted him with a double shot, plasma rifle. However, even the Lord Commander has a boss.

 

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"The troops are ready for battle!"

 

But, who are these three? These three are Paladin Judges. Only three Judges are appointed at a given time, and they are some of the greatest champions of the light.

 

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Similar to the Lord Commander, each Judge has a set of golden shoulders, a set of flags, vambraces, and a waist-cloth. As usual, they also have the same chest and leg decals as the others. In addition, each Judge carries a unique weapon set, a battle standard, and a brand new helmet.

 

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On each shoulder is a number and a symbol. The inspiration for the shoulders came from both Warhammer 40k and the T6 Paladin Set from World of Warcraft. I really wanted them to stand out from the typical paladin. The helmets are from Arealight Customs, but if you're in the US, you might want to try AFK My Homework on Bricklink.

 

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Lastly, here is a picture of the entire group.

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That's all for today's Minifig Showcase! I hope to post an update every Friday.

 

As usual

Decals by Saber-Scorpion

C&C is always welcome and appreciated!!!

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BrickFair Virginia 2016 Review: Of Myths and Legends

09 August 2016 - 01:26 PM

Before I start this here is a photo of a bunch of us castle/fantasy guys:

 

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I got the chance to hang out with many awesome folks, and even pick up a couple of great building tips. The names of all of these guys are:

 

<forth coming>

 

Now then... for starters, here is everything I was a part of:

 

Cold Reaver (Dark Blue and Black Ship in the top left)

 

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The Fall of Lord Agruzgakbalat

 

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LoR Collab

 

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And that sums up my activity. 

 

Now for some highlights!

 

Anyone for some Zelda?

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Cthulu Rises!

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Best Space MOC and the most B@D@$$ Tank Ever!

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Metroid Prime is cool too!

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Heroic Weaponry, Heroes, and Baddies!

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More Evidence that LEGO needed to make a Balrog

 

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These are just some of the great builds that were present. You can see more at the link below (once it is public):

 

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=565538

 

Stay tuned for part 2, where I show off some awesome prototype stuff from BrickArms, BrickWarriors, and other stuff!

 

Until then, I have another build to plan out.

 

Hope you all enjoy! And I hope this inspires people to come out next year!

 

 


BrickFair Virginia 2016

22 July 2016 - 02:37 PM

As is tradition,

 

Is anyone coming out this year? I will be there presenting three MOCs: two builds from me, and I'm also participating in the LoR collab. If you come during the public days, you will know it is me by my SSLF T-Shirt. 

 

I hand out some cool stuff to random people each year, especially if I know you are an SSLF'er (which has sadly been no one).

 

Any who, hit up this topic if you know you are going to make an appearance! I will be sure to look for you!