Very briefly: I’m going to start posting again, but I think I’m going to ease into it first… let’s see how one post a week goes until I get back into the swing of things, shall we? I’ll talk a little bit about my hiatus in a future super-boring post, but for now (if anyone still reads this thang), let’s just get right back to the main event: ridiculously dorky nerd art.
So, Dave and I were talking about Tron and Star Wars action figures, and the following happened:
6:40:11 PM ME: so i opened my white light cycle
6:40:14 PM ME: and it’s awesome
6:40:21 PM ME: but i had two thoughts
6:40:39 PM ME: 1) white light cycle would match ackbar’s white uniform
6:40:42 PM ME: or
6:41:12 PM ME: 2) blue lights would match a blue mon calamari, but i would have to put the mon cal head on a tron body w/ blue lights
6:41:16 PM ME: ._.
6:41:18 PM ME: just sayin
6:41:35 PM DAVE: lol
6:41:37 PM DAVE: oh man
6:41:46 PM DAVE: you ponder that some more
6:41:47 PM DAVE: or DRAW IT
6:41:52 PM DAVE: and put it on your sketch blog
6:42:04 PM DAVE: TRON CALAMARI
6:42:06 PM DAVE: omg
6:42:13 PM DAVE: i basically just gave you that for free
6:42:15 PM ME: O_O
6:42:18 PM ME: NICE
And thus was born a custom figure created from Star Wars action figure Ibtisam (info/figure) and Tron: Legacy action figure Sam Flynn (info):
I’m not an experienced customizer by any means, so this was a pretty basic head and arm swap. First, I used the boil-and-pop method to remove the relevant body parts from the original figures. Ibtisam’s forearms plugged right into Sam Flynn’s elbows, but as a result the custom’s arms are a bit short. The socket in Ibtisam’s head was too big, so I bummed some Epoxy putty off of Hammers to partially fill in the socket, and then used the superglue method to make the ball joint fit tightly. Aaand then I drew this:
So, for those of you keeping track at home:
- I have purchased Tron: Legacy toys.
- I have made a custom Tron Calamari figure.
- I have drawn dorky fan-art of Tron Calamari.
- I am listening to the Tron: Legacy soundtrack at home, in my car, and at work.
- I have been flipping through the pages of the Tron: Legacy artbook.
- I have not seen the movie yet…
- … but have tickets for a 3D IMAX screening on Saturday morning.
It feels good to blog again. If you’re reading this, thank you.
6 thoughts on “I’m back, but more importantly: TRON x STAR WARS”
Love it! So fun. ^_^
I still read your blog and the illustration is awesome.
I wish we had IMAX over here…
Amazing as always :)
No..THANK YOU for blogging. I've missed the JHO hot blogging action I came to depend on when I was bored at work. Yay! :)
Carol, Jodi, and Laura – thank you!
Nazario – thanks for reading, i appreciate it! if it makes you feel any better–i loved the movie, but i felt like the 3D was uneven, so i don't think you're missing all that much by not seeing it on IMAX.
Helen – ha! thank you very much, i'm glad to be able to provide a diversion!
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